Links and Information
This site supplements the information that you provide with information that is received from third parties.
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor. (please see further below). This site gives users the option to remove their information from our database, to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.
Cookies, and NeedTo's use thereof
NeedTo relies on cookies to preserve the NeedTo.com identity you have created while logged on. If you choose to not accept cookies, you cannot participate as a registered, signed-in member.
Two things drive NeedTo's decisions regarding the use of information collected from NeedTo.com members: 1) improving user experience by offering personalized services, content and advertising, and 2) market research.
Ads are a standard part of user experience on the Internet, and NeedTo believes that targeted advertising enhances this experience. NeedTo uses information collected from NeedTo.com members to place ads where they believe interested parties will see them.
In addition to banner ads, NeedTo may advertise products, companies and events that we think might interest you through the email address you provide. NeedTo may analyze information provided directly by you, or obtained through cookies or third parties to direct services and content based on your interests. NeedTo reserves the right to collect market research data in order to generate sales to corporate clients. However, market research data may be used at the aggregate level to:
- Improve the likelihood of a sale to a group of NeedTo.com members;
- Increase the likelihood that a group's experience on NeedTo.com is relevant to its interests as a whole;
- Formulate group-level statistical models that are used to accomplish goal #2 (above).
NeedTo's market research may be collected in some of the following ways:
- Among individuals who opt-in to take surveys during the registration process or while on NeedTo.com (those who sign up are contacted and take surveys through email);
- Through surveys that we publicly post on NeedTo.com (it is never mandatory to answer these surveys);
- Through contests that are offered on the site;
- Through general use of the site.
NeedTo uses data at the individual level to sell products and services to NeedTo.com members who express an interest in these products and services, through a poll for example, or to members who can be presumed to have an interest based on results from a statistical analysis. Information logged by NeedTo.com
When you visit websites on the Internet, your browser automatically transmits information to the sites you visit throughout every visit. Examples of such information include referral data (URL of the Web page you were on before coming to NeedTo.com), IP address, and your browser version. We collect this information to help improve our services and moderate the site. All the information that is automatically submitted by your browser is considered anonymous. NeedTo.com also logs information you submit through registration, forms for optional programs, surveys and other entries, cookie data and communications transmitted through NeedTo.com applications. Only authorized NeedTo staff members have access to your information in its entirety. Other employees may have access to portions of this information if it pertains to their job duties.
What is NeedTo's information retention policy?
NeedTo’s security of collected information
Your NeedTo.com Profile is password-protected so that only you and authorized NeedTo employees have access to your account information. In order to maintain this protection, do not give your password to anyone. If someone who represents to you they are NeedTo staff asks for any personal account information, including password, check their URL. If it doesn't say they are help@NeedTo.com, they're not. Also, if you share a computer, you should sign out of your NeedTo.com account and close the browser window before someone else logs on. This will help protect your information entered on public terminals from disclosure to third parties.
With whom does NeedTo share information?
When you submit information to NeedTo, it is generally collected, processed and maintained solely by us. Sometimes we may allow partner companies to collect information about members from us or directly from you (through their Web site). When NeedTo is the source, it is usually so that we can provide a service with a partner. We choose to work with companies that we believe to be upstanding and that we believe will treat your information responsibly. But, since we don't own these companies, we can't speak for them on privacy issues. Before telling them about yourself, check out their privacy statements. If you are not satisfied with their information practices, you can choose to not use their service.
Below is a summary of some of the situations in which NeedTo might share some of the information that we collect from users:
Some of our services, such as NeedTo.com email, are offered in conjunction with partner companies. In order to provide these services, NeedTo may choose to share some of your user data (e.g., including, but not limited to, user name and email address).
Some NeedTo.com content is "sponsored by" or "presented by" other companies. NeedTo typically shares market research data (how the sponsorship performed, names of contest winners, etc.) collected on the site or via email surveys with these partners. This information is typically aggregate and not linked to specific users.
When visitors come to NeedTo.com, they may receive cookies from NeedTo's sponsors; this information is typically not shared with NeedTo. This privacy statement does not address the information practices of our advertisers. You should read the privacy statements of all third-party sites, as their privacy policies may differ from NeedTo.com's.
Specifically, we may also share certain information about you with those of our vendors who are responsible for handling your account or performing other necessary services that you require. Although we may share sensitive financial information (i.e., credit card numbers, banking information), security information (e.g., account passwords) and personal communications (e.g., personal e-mail messages) with such vendors where necessary and appropriate, we will not share such information with other third parties, except in response to formal requests (e.g., subpoena or court order) made in connection with litigation or arbitration proceedings directly relating to a domain name registration or other services we provide.
Additionally, we may share the information stored in our database, as well as other information that is not of a sensitive nature, with carefully selected business partners, including those who offer services that complement those provided by us or which may otherwise be of interest to you. If you do not want us to share information about you with our business partners, you may send us an e-mail at help@NeedTo.com. Include the word "privacy" in the subject line of the e-mail and all your registration information in the body of the e-mail. Finally, NeedTo reserves the right to transfer, sell and/or distribute all information collected on its sight for any purpose, including, but not limited to, for satisfaction of any debt or upon liquidation of the company should such a situation arise.
NeedTo's opt-in/out policy
During registration you choose whether to receive correspondence from either NeedTo or its partners and whether you want to participate in a variety of NeedTo programs. This information remains on your Profile where you can, at any point, easily edit it to indicate that you have changed your mind. After logging on, click on "edit profile" on the bottom of any page. Then click on "email alerts," and make your selections. If you purchase anything through NeedTo.com, we may occasionally contact you with information about special events, sales, and activities. You always have the option to ask NeedTo not to contact you with this information again. As for promotions, contests, submission opportunities and programs, you will not be included unless you opt-in. If you receive unsolicited email from a NeedTo.com domain, please contact us at help@NeedTo.com.
How can NeedTo.com members edit their information?
NeedTo believes strongly in giving you the ability to access and edit your personal information. To update your personal info, click My Account at the top of any page. There you can view, update and correct your account information. You may edit your profile at any time -- all you need is your username and password.
So that we can protect the integrity of sensitive data, there are certain pieces of information, such as your age, that you cannot alter yourself. For example, since children under 18 are not allowed to register as NeedTo.com members, we need to take reasonable measures to preserve the accuracy of our members' ages. Please contact us at help@NeedTo.com to find out how to change information you cannot access through your Profile. Our databases automatically update any personal information you edit in your profile, or that you request we edit. Information transmitted through boards, chats, polls or through any other means remain in our databases and become the property of NeedTo.com upon submission. Keep this in mind if you decide to communicate personal information through any of these applications.
Notification of changes
How can I reach NeedTo’s staff?
If you have technical problems, questions or other issues related to your use of NeedTo.com, please click the link Contact on the home at the bottom of any page of the site. You can also contact us at help@NeedTo.com.
NeedTo's staff will respond to all requests sent through mail or email from members and parents interested in knowing more about what personal information is stored on the NeedTo.com database, or if they want their personal information nullified, or have additional questions regarding privacy.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you may contact us at help@NeedTo.com.
NeedTo, Inc. Staff